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Rustic tomato tart

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

The other day I did The Right Thing, visited my local Greenmarket, and bought a couple of tomatoes. Heirlooms being heirlooms, and New York being New York, they set me back about $8—so I really wanted to use them in a special way. For a few days, they sat on the kitchen counter, growing dangerously sloppy and […]

Recipe roundup

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Oh, hi! I know, I disappeared there for while. Was I on vacation? Nope. I’ve been here in New York, sweating it out on streets that smell like garbage, locked in a routine of métro-boulot-dodo that allowed me to make a great leap forward with my new novel… but offered no time for blogging. But even though […]

Meatballs from Eating Rome by Elizabeth Minchilli

Friday, May 15th, 2015

For someone who spends a lot of time in France, I eat an awful lot of Italian food. Even when I’m in France, I’m cooking/eating/researching/dreaming about Italian food. I’ve tried to analyze why—is it the sinuous pleasure of that final drizzle of extra virgin olive oil? Is Parmagiano Reggiano addictive?—but really who has the time […]

Spring asparagus from Elizabeth Bard’s Picnic in Provence

Monday, May 4th, 2015

I first met Elizabeth Bard in Paris, when we shared a plate of duck tongues and swapped book publishing experiences. She had just published a food memoir, Lunch in Paris, and given birth to a baby boy, and I remember feeling quite awestruck by her unflappable calm. A few months after our lunch, Elizabeth and […]

Blueberry banana muffins

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Two sweet things happened this weekend. First, I made baked these blueberry banana muffins—my third batch since the new year. I’m not sure why I’ve been keeping these muffins a secret because they’re lovely, lightly sweet with a crumb that manages to be tender and nutty at the same time. They’re not health muffins—the recipe contains […]

Parmesan turnip fries

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Turnips have their share of haters, but if I was ranking root vegetables they’d land near the top. I like their texture, dense yet juicy, and faint bitter savor. People say you should buy turnips small, snow white, and young, but the ones I picked up at the store were verging on middle aged, the size of softballs, […]

Spinach soufflé

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

At the risk of public flagellation, I’m going to make a confession: We don’t eat a family dinner. I know, I know, research and lifestyle bloggers regularly tell us how important it is to gather round the table once a day. Babies eat a bigger variety of healthy foods, they connect with their parents, and obesity, drug […]

Croque monsieur / Croque madame

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

A few months ago, a Facebook friend asked people to list their favorite books of all time. I was surprised to discover the number one novel on everyone’s shelf: The Count of Monte Cristo. The Count of Monte Cristo? But everyone raved so passionately about Alexandre Dumas’s gripping plot and deliberate pacing, that I immediately went […]

Celery salad with dates, almonds, and parmesan

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

I grew up in the suburbs sprawling south of Los Angeles, but you could call me a bad Californian because I don’t like dates. I mean, does any other fruit so sharply evoke So Cal in the 1970s as the sugary date, blended into icy sweet milkshakes, the iconic treat of an arid desert corrupted […]

Smoky Spanish chickpeas with spinach

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Back in my twenties, my drink of choice was a vodka soda, clean and crisp with a slice of lemon. My thirties witnessed a turn toward wine, as befits a stint in Paris. And now that I’m entering my forties—which, for the record, hasn’t happened yet, but is coming soon enough, EGADS—I have a new drink: […]

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